Why do adolescents take to drugs ? Let us explore . To begin with , the children do not get attention, care and love they deserve. In an increasingly complex world, financial stability alone cannot do justice to our children. Personal care and attention gives mental peace and security to children. Parents complain of not having enough time for their children because they themselves are overburdened with their own problems. Computer games, toys are largely substituted for parental love and affection, which does not serve the purpose.
A drug is a chemical substance that changes the way our body works. Drug may or may not have medical use . Their usage may or may not be legal. When drugs are used to cure an illness, prevent a disease or improve the health condition, it is termed ‘ drug use.’ drugs prescribed by a doctor include antibiotics, tranquilizers and pain relievers.
Drugs alter moods, body functions , understanding and awareness by acting on the central nervous system and other parts of the body. Depending upon the drug taken, a person might feel stimulated, depressed or euphoric. The central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) controls the way we function and think.
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